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									                                                                   U.S. Department of State                                                                          OMB APPROVAL NO. 1405-0091
                                                                                                                                                                     EXPIRATION DATE 09/30/2010
                  APPLICATION TO DETERMINE RETURNING RESIDENT STATUS                                                                                                 ESTIMATED BURDEN: 30 MINUTES*

This is an application for Special Immigrant Status under Section 101(a)(27)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, for lawfully admitted permanent
residents who are returning from a temporary visit abroad. To qualify you must submit with this application evidence that:

(1) You had the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of departure from the United States;
(2) You departed from the United States with the intention of returning and you have not abandoned this intention; and
(3) You are returning to the United States from a temporary visit abroad and, if the stay abroad was protracted, this was caused by reasons
     beyond your control and for which you are not responsible.
Applicants must submit evidence with this application to support the above requirements, including proof of lawful permanent residence
(Examples: Form I-151, I-551, Reentry Permit, etc.), dates of travel outside of the United States (Examples: airline tickets, passport stamps, etc.), proof of
ties to the United States and intention to return (Examples: tax returns, and evidence of economic, family and social ties to the United States), and proof a
protracted stay was for reasons beyond the applicant's control (Examples: medical incapacitation, employment with a U.S. company, accompanying a U.S.
citizen spouse, etc.) All documents will be returned to you.
1. Family Name                                                              First Name                                                               Middle Name

2. Other Names Used, Aliases (If Married Woman, Give Maiden Name)

3. Current Home Address and Telephone Number

4. Place of Birth (City, Province, Country)                                                                                             5. Date of Birth (mm-dd-yyyy)

6. Marital Status
               Married                            Single (Never Married)                            Widowed                         Divorced
            If married, information about spouse
     a. Name (Last, First, MI.)
     b. Address
     c. Place of Birth
     d. Date of Birth (mm-dd-yyyy)
     e. U.S. Residence Status, if any (U.S. Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Etc.)
    f. Date of Marriage to You (mm-dd-yyyy)
7. List Below All Close Family Members in the United States (Continue on Separate Page if Necessary.)
   Full Name                                        Relationship         Resident Status                                                                             Place of Residence

8. Previous Immigration Record
     a. DHS "A" Number                                                                                       b. Immigration Category
     c. Previous Immigrant Visa                                                                              d. Adjustment of Status
       Date of Issue (mm-dd-yyyy)                                Place of Issue                              Date of Adjustment of Status                                   Place of Adjustment of
                                                                                                             with DHS (IF ANY) (mm-dd-yyyy)                                Status with DHS (IF ANY)

       e. Initial Entry into the United States as Lawful Permanent Resident                                  f. Last Entry into the United States as Lawful Permanent Resident
       Date of Entry (mm-dd-yyyy)                                     Port of Entry                           Date of Entry (mm-dd-yyyy)                                      Port of Entry

9. Most Recent Departure from the United States
    Date of Departure (mm-dd-yyyy)                                                            Destination

                                                                 Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Statements
This information asked for on this form is requested pursuant to Sections 101 and 222 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The U.S. Department of State uses the facts you provide on this form to
determine your eligibility for returning resident status. Individuals who fail to submit this form or who do not provide all the requested information may be denied returning resident status. Upon your return to
the United States in immigrant status, the information collected will be protected from disclosure under the Privacy Act.
*Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering the necessary data,
providing the information required, and reviewing the final collection. In accordance with 5 CFR 1320 5(b), persons are not required to respond to the collection of this information unless this form displays a
currently valid OMB control number. Send comments on the accuracy of this estimate of the burden and recommendations for reducing it to: U.S. Department of State (A/ISS/DIR) Washington, DC 20520.

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10. What continuing ties have you maintained with the United States? What efforts have you made to avoid abandoning your permanent
    resident status in the United States?

11. Reasons for not returning to the United States until time of this application.

12. List below all periods that you have lived outside of the United States for six months or longer since your initial entry into the United States as a
    permanent resident.
                Dates (mm-dd-yyyy)
             From                     To

13. Have you been employed outside of the United States since your most recent departure?                                              Yes                  No
    If "Yes" complete the following:
    Name of Employer                          Address                                                              From (mm-dd-yyyy)         To (mm-dd-yyyy)

14. I wish to return to the United States on or about
                                                                                       Date (mm-dd-yyyy)
15. I swear or affirm that all statements which appear on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I
    understand that any false or misleading statement or willful concealment of a material fact may subject me to permanent exclusion from the
    United States. I understand that if this application for special immigrant status is approved, I must apply for an immigrant visa within six
    months from the date of approval.

                                 Signature of Applicant                                      Date (mm-dd-yyyy)
                                               DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS SPACE - OFFICIAL USE ONLY
         Approved 101(a)(27)(A)                         Disapproved

           Type Name of Consular Officer                        Signature of Consular Officer             Date (mm-dd-yyyy)                    Post

   Reviewed             Concur                     Do NOT Concur

                 Type Name of Reviewing Officer                                      Signature of Reviewing Officer                     Date (mm-dd-yyyy)

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